The regeneration of Powderhall consists of proposals for the redevelopment of the former Powderhall Waste Transfer Station and adjacent stables block and former bowling greens site. The redevelopment proposes
- restoration of the former stable block into flexible workspace and artist studios
- a new early years centre with older persons housing above
- a new public entrance square off Broughton Road
- a mix of over 200 new affordable and private homes
- improvements to St. Mark's Path to promote walking and cycling
- upgrades to the junction at Broughton Road and McDonald Road.
Public update on proposals for the bowling greens site – December 2020
We held a public update on proposals for the former bowling greens site in December 2020.
Work so far
Significant consultation took place throughout 2018 and a place brief for the Powderhall site was approved on 12 December 2018. This forms non-statutory guidance for those developing the site. A delivery strategy for the Powderhall site was approved at the Housing, Homelessness, and Fair Work Committee on 29 August, 2019. This agreed key objectives for the site including a minimum 35% affordable housing.
Following the approval of the place brief, and building on this work, a proposal of application notice (19/04682/PAN) was lodged on 4 October 2019 and a series of statutory public consultations took place, the results of which inform planning applications.
We completed demolition and clearance of the former waste transfer buildings in 2019. The site is now being used temporarily as a depot by the tram project.
Future and planned work
Powderhall will be developed in phases starting with the stables block, then the bowling greens site, and finally the waste transfer site.
Restoration of the former stable block commenced in May 2021 with funding from the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF). Planning permission for the conversion of the stable block was granted in November 2020 (20/03162/FUL).
Planning permission for the former bowling greens site has now been submitted under planning reference number 21/00381/FUL with the aim of starting on site in autumn 2021. The planning application can be viewed and comments submitted on the planning portal. This phase will include
- the proposed new early years centre with older persons housing above
- improvements to St. Mark’s Path
- a new public entrance square into the site.
We will appoint a contractor in 2021 to take forward the mixed tenure former waste transfer site.
New security fencing was installed at the end of March 2021 to restrict access and make safe the former Powderhall Bowling Green Site in advance of the pavilion demolition taking place in May 2021. Going forward the former Bowling Green Site will be for the exclusive use of Broughton Primary School, as initially intended, until building work begins later this year. We will work with the school to arrange safe access to the site as and when required.